Prime Time for ’69: 50 Girl Power Gems from 50 Years Ago

Pardon me, as I deviate and gather around a theme. I don’t think I would have embraced the power of music without the brilliance of contributions of Black Women in particular to American Popular Music. Black people, and women in particular, brought a certain gospel, nothing necessarily about Christianity, but something always aware of reality,…

Heaven Must Have Sent You: Your Holland-Dozier-Holland History Lesson

I’ve been prone to these songwriter series playlists moreso. This time we make a visit to our first team. While Burt Bacharach’s mix featured him not exclusively tethered to Hal David, and Sylvia Moy found herself working with a round robin of partners, this one solely focuses on Holland-Dozier-Holland. Brothers Eddie and Brian Holland and…

SUGAR TOWN SOULFUL STRUT: PRIDE PARTY PLAYLIST PART 3

Here we are, and we’ve spanned from Pride week in Portland all the way to Pride week in San Francisco. Here’s the final set of delights from Sugar Town’s Pride-Pre Party. As I’ve outlined in my previous posts, I’ve gotten a better sense of self actualization and self confidence, indeed a sense of pride, with…